Board of Directors

Ervand Abrahamian
Distinguished Professor of Iranian and Middle Eastern history and politics, Department of History, Baruch College

Houtan Aghili
Senior Tech Staff, Manager at IBM

Abbas Amanat
Professor of History and International Studies, Department of History, Yale University

Nazenin Ansari -Vice Chair
Iranian journalist, managing editor of Kayhan London a weekly Persian-language newspaper.

Sheila R. Canby
Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Massumeh Farhad
Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries
The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art.

Arang Keshavarzian
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Sara Khalili
Editor and translator of contemporary Iranian literature

Soody Nelson - Treasurer
Managing Partner at Arta Advisors LLC.

Kamran Parandian, Esq.General Counsel

Chase F. Robinson
Distinguished Professor and President, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Ramine Rouhani - Chair
Managing Partner at Pinehouse Capital LLC.

Ehsan Yarshater - President
Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies; Editor, Encyclopaedia Iranica